Title

Home intravenous therapy and the ability to perform self-care activities of daily living

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Journal of Infusion Nursing

Volume

31

Issue

6

First Page

367

Last Page

374

DOI

10.1097/NAN.0b013e31818c0e7c

Keywords

Activities of Daily Living, adult, aged, article, Canada, cohort analysis, Cohort Studies, community health nursing, conceptual framework, daily life activity, data analysis, evidence based practice, female, home care, Home Care Services, home intravenous therapy, human, Humans, Infusions, Intravenous, intravenous drug administration, major clinical study, male, middle aged, Ontario, pain, pain assessment, priority journal, prospective study, questionnaire, Questionnaires, self care, vascular access, vascular access device

Abstract

This prospective cohort study examined the variables that affect the ability of 92 patients receiving home intravenous (IV) therapy to perform self-care activities of daily living and whether there was a difference in their ability based on vascular access device (VAD) location and type or other IV-related variables. Analysis revealed that 4 IV-related variables were significant predictors of self-care ability score: IV delivery method (β = -212, P = .018), VAD placement in the dominant hand (β = -.208, P = .017), VAD dressing (β = -.215, P = .013), and IV solution (β = -.206, P =.022). These findings provide community-based nurses with evidence-based information regarding the variables that have an impact on the ability of patients receiving home IV therapy to perform the activities of daily living.